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How To Enable Local User and Group Management in Windows 11 and 10 Home Edition

Local Users and Groups Management is a shell application to manage Windows system administrator applications. It also allows you to manage local and remote computers and access system administrator tools. However, Local Users and Groups Management is not available in the Windows Home edition of the operating system.

How To Enable Local User and Group Management in Windows 11 and 10 Home Edition

If you need to use Local Users and Groups Management (lusrmgr.msc) in Windows 11 Home, you will have to rely on a third-party program. Here we show you how to enable Lusrmgr.msc in Windows 11 and 10 Home running computers.

How to Enable the Local User and Group Management (Lusrmgr.msc) Console in Windows 11/10 Home Edition

Similar to Local Group Policy Editor, Local Users and Groups Management is a power user feature, so it is only available for Windows 11 Pro, Edu, and Enterprise edition of the OS.

However, while you can enable Group Policy Editor on Windows Home edition, it is not possible to enable the built-in Local Users and Groups Management snap-in for the Windows Home edition.

Instead, you will need to use a third-party alternative to enable lusrmgr.msc in Windows 11 Home edition. Dubbed as lusrmgr.exe, it is a third-party snap-in that comes with similar functionalities to the built-in Local Users and Groups Management console. It is a portable application, and you can download it from GitHub for free.

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Follow these steps to enable Local User Group and Management Console in Windows 11 Home Edition using the lusrmgr.exe tool:

  1. Open the lusrmgr GitHub page. In the Code tab, click on the lusrmgr.exe file.
  2. Then click the Download button right corner to download the file to your PC.
  3. Once downloaded, double-click on the lusrmgr.exe file to run the program.

Upon launch, you will notice the lusrmgr application looks similar to the built-in Local Users and Groups Management console. However, the difference lies in the usability of the tool. Below are side-by-side images for the third-party and built-in lusrmgr tool for reference.

Create a new user account using lusrmgr:

  1. To create a new user, right-click on User and select Create. Then, fill in the details for the new user account.
  2. Click the Advanced button to configure the advanced account option, local path, and profile path.
  3. Click on Create to add the new user account.

Similarly, you can edit, remove, rename, or add a password to the existing user account. You can also enable the secret built-in administrator account using the Local Users and Groups Management tool.

Additional Features in Lusrmgr

Apart from the usual account management features, Lusrmgr provides some additional functions not available in the built-in utility. For example, you can use the search function to find a specific account. Useful for system administrators who manage multiple user accounts in an organization.

Another useful feature is the ability to define access times for individual accounts. You can set a blocked time for individual accounts for specific days and hours.

To define access time, right-click on the user name and select Edit. Next, open the Account tab and click on Define access time. By default, all the user accounts have no limit on access time. However, if you want, you can define access time by selecting a time block for different days.

Since lusrmgr is a portable app, you can’t open it with the lusrmgr.msc command like the built-in app. To launch the program, simply double-click on the executable file, and you should be able to make necessary changes to the user account or groups.

Enable Local User Group and Management Console in Windows 11 Home

Local Users and Groups Management console is a handy utility for system administrators to manage local computers as well as connect remotely to compatible systems. However, if you are running Windows 11 Home and need to use the lusrmgr.msc tool, your only option is to use the third-party application from GitHub.

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